Former Arizona State University wrestler and ex-Ultimate Fighter competitor C.B. Dollaway took the flight to Germany and controlled Francis Carmont, earning a decision victory Saturday at UFC Fight Night 41.
With the victory, Dollaway (15-5) is now 4-1 in his last five fights. His wins have come in Germany, Brazil twice and the U.S. for the other two.
While he didn’t get to follow up on his knockout of Cezar Ferreira, Dollaway was pleased with his improvement on his feet.
“My hands allow me to get people off trying to defend my takedowns,” he said. “That opens them up.”
Dollaway has now defeated Carmont and Ferreira since a split decision loss to Tim Boetsch. Prior to that, he had defeated Daniel Sarafian and Jason “Mayhem” Miller.
With the win over Carmont, who was ranked ninth in the latest UFC middleweight poll, Dollaway feels he has finally arrived.
“I should be in the Top-10 now,” he said. “Next week, I’ll pick someone out (for my next fight). I’m too tired now.”
For Carmont (22-9), the loss was a second straight after winning 11 in a row from 2008-13. He lost via decision to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza earlier this year.